Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly K.

Faculty Advisor

Hoffman, Allen H.


This project developed a mathematical dynamic stability model for powered wheelchairs. By performing a dynamic analysis for each of the situations in which powered wheelchairs may experience some level of tip, a comprehensive model that can be applied to a specific set of circumstances, was derived. The resulting model has been presented as an organized flow chart, and it will be used in the future to create a stability sensor that will warn powered wheelchair users before tipping begins.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering